What Type Of Shareholder Owns Coslight Technology International Group Limited’s (HKG:1043)?

If you want to know who really controls Coslight Technology International Group Limited (HKG:1043), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the smaller ones. I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little. As Nassim Nicholas Taleb said, ‘Don’t tell me what you think, tell me what you have in your portfolio.’

Coslight Technology International Group is not a large company by global standards. It has a market capitalization of HK$953m, which means it wouldn’t have the attention of many institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are not really that prevalent on the share registry. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about 1043.

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SEHK:1043 Ownership Summary, March 19th 2019
SEHK:1043 Ownership Summary, March 19th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Coslight Technology International Group?

Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it’s included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.

Institutions own less than 5% of Coslight Technology International Group. That indicates that the company is on the radar of some funds, but it isn’t particularly popular with professional investors at the moment. If the business gets stronger from here, we could see a situation where more institutions are keen to buy. When multiple institutional investors want to buy shares, we often see a rising share price. The past revenue trajectory (shown below) can be an indication of future growth, but there are no guarantees.

SEHK:1043 Income Statement, March 19th 2019
SEHK:1043 Income Statement, March 19th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Coslight Technology International Group. We’re not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.

Insider Ownership Of Coslight Technology International Group

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Coslight Technology International Group Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of HK$953m, that means they have HK$667m worth of shares. Most would be pleased to see the board is investing alongside them. You may wish todiscover (for free) if they have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 28% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over 1043. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

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NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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